Sing (2016)

Sing (2016)

2016 PG 110 Minutes

Animation | Comedy | Family | Music

A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition.

Overall Rating

5 / 10
Verdict: So-So

User Review

  • TheReelBurke


    5 / 10
    Despite having a wide-ranging and talented vocal cast the film as whole falls a bit flat. The plot is unoriginal and the script is lackluster with jokes that frequently fall flat. I didn't laugh until well into the second act of the film. With talents of Leslie Jones, Nick Offerman, and Nick Kroll you would expect the laughs to come rolling in but none of these comedic powerhouses are used to their potential and felt restrained. The chaotic introduction of the main characters makes it difficult to connect to any one character. By the end of the film, it feels as though Buster is the only one with a completely developed character. The lack of humor coupled with characters that are underdeveloped and unengaging makes it difficult to care about the outcome of the film. The highlight of the film are the vocal performances of Egerton and Kelly. Egerton's all too short eargasmic rendition of "Stay with Me" will make you say, "Sam Smith who?" Kelly's rendition of the Leonard Cohen classic "Hallelujah" will leave your jaw on the floor.

    Bolstered by incredible vocal performances and catchy pop hits "Sing" is mildly entertaining despite an underused cast and spiritless script.